5 Reasons Why Baha Mar is Worth the Wait

What to expect from the Bahamas' newest resort 

While Baha Mar’s expected opening date of March 27 has been pushed to early May, don’t fret—we’ve got the scoop on what to expect so you can start planning your dream trip to Nassau’s massive US$3.5 billion-dollar resort. With more than three million square feet of hotels, shopping, dining and entertainment along Cable Beach, Baha Mar is seriously upping the resort game. Trust us, it’s well worth the wait. Here are some highlights. 

Hotels

Baha Mar will be home to four luxurious resorts: Rosewood, SLS Lux, Grand Hyatt and Baha Mar Casino & Hotel. They all offer their own amenities like restaurants, bars and beach and pool access, and range in size from the 200-room Rosewood, which features its own Sense Spa, to the grand 1,000-room Baha Mar Casino & Hotel with its 100,000-sq-ft. casino floor (the largest in the Bahamas). Lounge by SLS Lux’s exclusive guest pools or stay in a private ocean-view suite at Grand Hyatt.

Activities

Golf the 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus-designed course complete with bat cave and clubhouse. Hit the tennis courts at The Racquet Club, relax at the 30,000-sq.ft. ESPA spa, or admire the largest collection of Bahamian art curated in three resort galleries. Or, walk through the aviary below toucans and parrots, visit with iguanas or take advantage of 20 acres of pool and beach activities that includes an artificial reef.

Shopping

Whether you’re searching for local, handmade souvenirs, beachwear or high-end designer brands, Baha Mar is a shopper’s dream with three large shopping areas spread throughout the resort. Take home the scents of the ocean with Bahamian soaps and candles from My Ocean at Waterside Place, step into high-end stores like Michael Kors and Missoni at The Rotunda or shop luxury brands like Cartier and Bvlgari in the Western Esplanade area.

Dining

With more than 40 restaurants, bars and lounges, there’s something to please every palette from casual poolside snacks to elegant fusion cuisine. Indulge in fresh local seafood at Diky’s Conch Shack by the beach or at Grand Hyatt’s Three Tides restaurant. International flavours include Asian dim sum at Baha Mar’s Stix, Mediterranean at SLS Lux’s Cleo or classic burgers and fries at Pub 24 Gastropub.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Don’t miss the Vegas-worthy outdoor fountain show at Show Lake (choreographed by Emilio Estefan). Then head to the casino and place your bets at one of the 150 game tables or at the Bahamas’ largest race and sports book area. Listen to live jazz at Blue Note Lounge or dance the night away at Bond Nightclub. Sip on craft cocktails at the nautical-themed Bar Riva or end the night with a moonlit ocean view at Fly, the rooftop bar on the 17th floor of the SLS Lux.